Most effective way to treat leg mites? And also the quickest?

Cassidy

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jun 12, 2012
68
2
41
Indiana
I need desperately to find a very effective way to treat leg mite that can have them cured in luke two weeks and scales flattened again
 

klmclain1

Songster
8 Years
Mar 14, 2011
1,198
12
148
You can kill the mites...but the scales have to shed and regrow to be flat again. That's not going to happen in two weeks. At this point, I would hope your goal is to kill the mites (dip the legs in oil to smother the buggers) and make the chicken's comfortable.
 

dawg53

Humble
Premium Feather Member
13 Years
Nov 27, 2008
28,503
16,716
976
Glen St Mary, Florida
You can kill the mites...but the scales have to shed and regrow to be flat again. That's not going to happen in two weeks. At this point, I would hope your goal is to kill the mites (dip the legs in oil to smother the buggers) and make the chicken's comfortable.
x2. There is no set timetable to get rid of scaly leg mites. Continous treatment is required, it could take weeks or months depending on the severity.
 

Cassidy

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jun 12, 2012
68
2
41
Indiana
x2. There is no set timetable to get rid of scaly leg mites. Continous treatment is required, it could take weeks or months depending on the severity.
Most of mine aren't that bad you can hardly tell they have them
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom